Memorial Day weekend....and it has done nothing but rain, so far. I think today will be better, although I don't mind the rain, I kind of like it. After reading all my favorite blogs this morning, I have decided that it is raining all over the world----it seems that all of them mentioned precipitation.
Up early on a Sunday morning, what in the world is the matter with me? The truth is, I went to bed fairly early last night, no we did not go anywhere, and that was by my choice, like I said yesterday, getting old sucks. But I just felt like staying in last evening. I read a little, watched some tv, ate really bad chicken take-out, it was nice. After a couple of Michelob Ultra's, the world looked okay from where I was.
Today, D and I are going to drive four hours to spend a couple of hours with my family, my little sis and her kiddos, my older sis, and my mom and stepdad will be there, as well. It is a bit of a spur of the moment plan, but H is working from bells to bells today, and I really, really miss my little niece, she is almost three, and I haven't seen her since they moved away....almost three months ago. Little ones can forget you in a week or two, let alone a month or two. It will be a good day, I think.
My middle child will be twenty-three on Tuesday. How on earth can that be? I can still see him toddling around my feet, throwing his dinner off of his highchair tray (yes, he was one of THOSE kinds of babies), climbing in and out of the fireplace repeatedly, giving me the sweetest kisses, oh...to be able to go back to those days....Those days were the very best of my life, and the sad part is, I really didn't even know it. Had I known that then, I would like to think that I would have slowed down a little, and enjoyed every moment...but life really gets in the way of that kind of thinking. There was laundry to do, and food to put on the table, and I worked full time, and oh, sometimes the best memories are also the saddest....But he has turned into quite a man, he has a big, big heart, and he's adorable (even if I do say so myself) and he's so smart, and he's full of integrity, I am just proud. He is a work-out addict, and a health food junkie, and just a really, really good guy. I guess I can say all that even though I am his mom, right?
I suppose I should do something worthwhile----I hope your day is great, and that maybe it STOPS raining all over the world so that we can all enjoy our weekend.